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    February 20, 2013
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marched from selma to montgomery with martin luther king, jr. today, jackson, jr., told the judge, "i have misled the t american people." here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., entered the courthouse quickly and then struggled with his emotions inside as he pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself, his family and his house. his wife sandra, a former chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty. as he left court, jackson apologized. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: jackson's lawyer, reed weingarten, said it was a difficult morning. >> but it was a morning that had to come. jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct, and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: david miller is a jackson friend and former state legislator. did you see this coming? >> no, not really. i think it was a surprise to all of us. >> reporter: is there an acute sense of disappointment in that district? >> oh, absolutely. at one point, he was a shining
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star, young, good looking, articulate. >> reporter: over the last year, the democratic congressman all but stopped working, disappearing from public view for weeks over the summer and checking into the mayo clinic for what doctors there said was bipolar disorder. jackson says he also has a shopping addiction, and in court he admitted buying everything from toilet paper at costco to a $43,000 gold-plated rolex watch, two elk heads from a nevada taxidermist, memorabilia from martin luther king and jimi hendrix, fur coats, home renovations and more. all of it paid with money for his campaign. he was reelected by 40 points in november but then quit congress later that month. month. now, sentencing is set for june, scott, and jackson could get four to five years in prison. >> pelley: dean, thank you very much. well, a different kind of corruption is being investigated tonight by the securities and exchange commission.
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the agency is looking into possible insider trading before the $23 billion purchase of heinz last week by warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and brazil's 3g capital. 3g senior business correspondent anthony mason is with us andt following the investigation. anthony?tigation >> reporter: scott, we've learned the s.e.c. is lookingtt into a number of tradesking i surrounding the heinz sale, but one trade in particular investigators are calling "highly suspicious." the day before the takeover of heinz was announced, an unknown investor bought more than 250,000 options, granting the right to buy heinz stock at $65 a share through june.hr when the deal was unveiled, the stock jumped to $72 a share, and2 that $90,000 investment madevestment from a swiss-based account soared in value to more than $1.8 million. >> this was substantial trading in a very large block by an account that the s.e.c. alleges had never traded heinz before.nz
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>> reporter: michael mann, achael former s.e.c. attorney, says the commission was right to file an emergency action to freeze the account. >> as a result, if the person whose account this was wants their profits, they're going to t need to come here to get them or otherwise to defend the case if that freeze is ever going to be lifted. >> reporter: the s.e.c. has beenr: the cracking down on insider trading, updating its technology trad to better track suspicious trading patterns. patt >> this one, they went very short.y >> reporter: former enforcement director robert khuzami, whoor stepped down last month, wanted to erase the stain that tarred tarr the commission after it missedit bernie madoff's billion-dollar ponzi scheme four years ago. >> the results from the enforcement division alone the last three years have been the three highest number of enforcement cases we've ever brought. >> reporter: can a bernie madoff case slip by this agency again do you think? mado >> we have been done anh incredible amount of work to
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reduce the chances of that happening. >> reporter: the suspicious heinz trade was made through a swiss-based account with goldman sachs.based acco the bank and swiss regulators are cooperating with the investigation. t >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. it was a negative day on wall street today. the dow lost 108 points to finish back below 14,000. but the entire economy is headed for trouble in just eight days when massive across-the-board cuts in the federal budget are scheduled to kick in automatically. au these cuts were designed to be so deep and harmful that theyrmfu would force the president and congress to find a better way. but they haven't. just for example, there would be $46 billion cut from the defense department, and benefit cuts for 4.7 million long-term unemployed. we have two reports tonight. first, those defense cuts with david martin. >> reporter: of the 800,000 civilians who work for the work for
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department of defense, an estimated 700,000 would bema furloughed for one day a week.or according to the pentagon'srd chief budget officer robert hale, that would save between $4en billion and $5 billion, but itll would all come out of people's paychecks. any >> if we feel we don't have any choice but to impose furloughs even though we would much prefer not to do it. of frankly, this is within of the least-- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> reporter: department of defense civilians run training ranges where navy pilots practice strafing runs. they manage the flow of supplies to troops in afghanistan o overhaul army tanks and providen, medical care for everybody fromre for e wounded warriors to retirees. to laying them off for one day a laying week would not cripple national defense, but it would, said jessica wright, the pentagon'st head of personnel, be an economic catastrophe for their families. >> if furloughs are enacted, civilians will experience a 20% decrease in their pay between late april and september.
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>> reporter: even then, the pentagon would still have to t find another $41 billion in savings during the last seven months of the fiscal year. of t internal pentagon documents show the army would have to stop bringing in equipment for overhaul at its maintenance depots, much of it badly in needer of repair after a decade of war. n the navy would shut down four of its nine carrier airwings. once shut down, it would take the airwings nine to 12 monthsga to regain their full fightingcape capability. and that's just for the rest of this fiscal year. if the budget crisis is not resolved, a new round of furloughs and cuts would begin with the start of the next fiscal year on october 1. >> pelley: david, thank you. and like we said, it's not just the defense budget. every federal agency is facing a the knife, and we asked chip w reid to fill us in on that. >> reporter: the f.b.i. says the budget cuts would require all employees, including special agents, to be furloughed for up to 14 days.
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jan fedarcyk is the former head of the f.b.i.'s new york field office. what do you think the top top managers at the f.b.i. are most worried about?ut >> i'm sure they are mostre m worried about, what does thisoe mean within the national security arena? that's probably at the top of the list, the discussion about di maintaining our counterterrorism operations.nt >> reporter: most of the cuts would not take effect immediately on march 1. they would be phased in slowly over several months, and they could be avoided if congress andnd the the president can agree to a deal. but if they can't, the cuts will be painful. thousands of security screenersity at the nation's airports would be furloughed. wait times at the busiestwa airports could increase by up to an hour.hour. 70,000 children would be dropped from head start.rt. 600,000 women and young children would be cut from a major nutrition program. millions of the nation's long- term unemployed would lose an average of $400 in benefits.uld los on the health front, the f.d.a. says furloughs would result in f.d.a.
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2,100 fewer inspections of food plants, increasing the risk of food-borne illness. and medical research could be cut by $1.6 billion, slowing progress in the fight against disease, including cancer and alzheimer's. medicare, medicaid and social m security would be largelyel spared, scott, and critics of this whole process say that is a fundamental flaw because those becau entitlement programs are a major driver of the national debt. >> pelley: just over a week away. chip, thanks very much. the bail hearing for olympic runner oscar pistorius took a sharp turn today when his a lawyers tore into the prosecution's case. pistorius, a double amputee who pi runs on custom blades, is charged with murdering his girlfriend. he blames it was an accident an that he fired shots into his bathroom believing that a burglar was inside.side emma hurd is following the case for us in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: the defense team
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for oscar pistorius went on the attack today, cross-examiningexamin the lead detective investigating th the fatal shooting of reeva de steenkamp. detective hilton botha first testified the police had a te witness that heard nonstop wi talking like shouting at the pistorius house late on the night of the shooting.he under the defense questioning, he had to admit the witness was 600 yards away. aw the prosecution's trying to prove the couple quarreled, that reeva hid in the bathroom andd any th that pistorius shot her four sho times through the door. botha also testified that the the bullets fired were angled down and fired from a distance of about five feet. but, when pressed, he said he wasn't a forensic expert and couldn't be sure. and he admitted the defense investigators had found a bullet slug still embedded in the toilet that the police had missed. the police said they'd found syringes and testosterone in pistorius's bedroom. the defense countered it was a
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herbal remedy. prosecutors had to admit they actually didn't know what it was. this may be a bail hearing, but today felt like a trial within a trial, giving a taste of what's to come, with two of the country's top lawyers squaring off in heated cross-examination, and much of the key evidence already revealed and being challenged. as the day wore on, the track star broke down in tears again in the courtroom. one of his uncles, arnold pistorius, says he's deeply traumatized. says >> he's grieving. trau he's in extreme shock, and i ext don't expect him to get over it. >> reporter: in a statement, pistorius' family said they hope the hearing provided by more clarity about this tragic event. and they insisted that the world famous paraolympian wouldn't bewoul a flight risk if he was released on bail because he'd be recognized wherever he went. >> pelley: emma hurd at the
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police station where pistorius is being held tonight and the third day of the bail hearing is tomorrow. emma, thanks very much. many of american catholics say one of america's cardinals should not be allowed to vote for the new pope. a deadly explosion in a restaurant is caught on tape. and we'll show you what's being done to save some of the most precious recordings in american history. when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. if you're living with moderate to severe crohn's disease, and it feels
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>> pelley: cardinal timothy dolan, the archbishop of new york, was questioned under oath new today by lawyers representing hundreds of people who say theyeople were sexually abused by priests i in milwaukee where dolan once served as archbishop. cardinal roger mahoney, the archbishop emeritus of los angeles, will testify later thisf lo week over his role in shielding accused priests from law. both dolan and mahoney are amonghoney a the princes of the church who will choose the successor toes pope benedict xvi next monthth but ben tracy tells us that mahoney is under pressure to stay home. ho >> reporter: cardinal roger r mahoney was the spiritual leader for four million catholics inon los angeles, the largest the archdiocese in the country. but many catholics are demanding the retired archbishop not attend the conclave. james salt is with catholics united.
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ja the group's petition, with 6,000. signatures, calls on mahoney to6, recuse himself from the vote.o >> the conclave should be an opportunity to celebrate the future of catholicism. op with the cardinal's participation, we are reminded of the sins of our leaders, and second we're reminded of the general lack of accountability. >> reporter: church filesaccoun released last month show mahoney concealed from police the names of priests accused of sex abuse. in 1988, he wrote to an aide:8, he wr mahoney no longer has any formal role in the local church. despite being sidelined here in lo los angeles, cardinal mahoney isah still considered to be in good standing with the catholice church. that means the 76-year-old istil required to vote in papal conclaves until he's 80 years old or too sick to attend. italian newspapers are filled with stories about mahoney's role in shielding priests. one cardinal is quoted ase saying, "it will be up to
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mahoney's conscience to decide whether to take part or not." father thomas is a theology professor at loyola marymount university. >> he's made mistakes, he's acknowledged his mistakes but-- - and there are people that thinkhin he should not be there-- but there are many other people that that appreciate the role he's played se here and would like to see himpate. participate.dina >> reporter: cardinal mahoney denied our request for an inte interview but tweeted that he will be in rome.tdown to there is no formal way for theur church to block a cardinal from attending a papal conclave. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: the only way for lance armstrong to get back into competitive sports is to tell all under oath to the u.s. anti-doping agency, but today armstrong said forget it. armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs while winning the tour de france seven times.th he said he's willing to participate in an international effort to clean up cycling, but he won't cooperate with the u.s.
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authorities believe that a construction crew severed a gas line earlier in the day. the the building was evacuated just minutes before the explosion. but today one body was found in the rubble, and the mayor of in kansas city says there may be others. we also saw some powerful images today from mars. this is the "curiosity" rover th drilling into the martian surface.surfac nasa said today that it scooped up about a tablespoon of powdered rock which will now be analyzed to determine what's in it. "curiosity" is looking for signsgn that mars once had thead conditions to support life. the second obama term is starting off with a bang or two. the white house today put out a new official photograph of thefi first lady featuring her now- famous new bangs. for comparison, this was michelle obama's officialph photograph from the first term. we thought you'd like to see that. and up next, a story we thoughtext, you'd like to hear about ad
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but they've got competition. who's stealing away seasonal workers. next on kpix 5 news. weather talent appears at wx finally tonight, cameras and microphones are virtually everywhere these days. and it seems that just about everything is preserved forever on the internet. but, of course, it wasn't always that way.
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the library of congress has just reported that 80% of motion pictures filmed before 1930 and countless audio recordings from that era are gone forever. but as seth doane tells us, the library has a plan to stop this bleeding of priceless history. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: this 1936 louis armstrong recording is an artifact nearly lost to time. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: it's a nickel- plated disk widely used to record sound in the first half of the 20th century. >> it's the equivalent to an original camera negative for a motion picture. >> reporter: patric lockne is leading the effort to save these cultural relics for the library of congress. >> what goes on here is the archeology of american popular audiovisual history. >> reporter: when you think of the library of congress, you think of old documents and typewriter-smudged papers, not here. >> no, it's quite remarkable that the library very early on got into the acquisition of
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sound recordings and then radio programs. they were considered a cultural record. and this is a collection of cylinder recordings. >> reporter: these cylinders invented by thomas edison in the 1800s were recently donated by a private collector. they are the first known devices to record sound. >> it was literally beeswax, and it could melt; if it was heated up too high or dropped, it would break. >> reporter: this one now digitally restored is an 1896 campaign song for william mckinley. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> the film stock in here is referred to as nitrate film stock. >> reporter: the library has 90 miles of shelves in its 45-acre conservation campus in culpepper, virginia. here, specialists are preserving more than a million motion pictures, including this 1894 film called "annabelle
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butterfly." it's one of the oldest known films ever restored. each frame was originally colored by hand. and it has thousands of tv shows. this is the only appearance of the doors on the ed sullivan show. >> come on, baby, light my fire ♪ >> reporter: they have even restored color to this 1975 blues documentary. >> there's actually a growing amnesia about american past, and our job is to try to bolster that american memory, try to save it for future generations who might find value in what we're preserving. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: a mission to rerecord america's cultural past and preserve it for a digital future. seth doane, cbs news, culpepper, virginia. >> and that's the "cbs evening news" for this day of history. for all of us at cbs news all
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around the world, good night. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. california farmers are in crisis with not enough workers to work the fields. it's the most severe shortage of its kind in decades. mark sayre is in morgan hill where some farmers say the need for immigration reform is now greater than ever. >> reporter: exact numbers are hard to come by but between 50 and 80% of farm workers are undocumented and they say if congress doesn't enact immigration reform some farms could close and food prices
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could go up. george's family farm in morgan hill grows garlic, beans and peppers among other crops but as recently as last year the farm couldn't find enough labor and had to leave about $400,000 worth of garlic in the ground. >> it's harder every year. we are having trouble to find people willing and able to pick the crops. >> reporter: the labor shortage is a concern for farmers around the nation. he says the problem began about five years ago and is now threatening the very existence of some farms. >> what we're doing is we're growing more down out of mexico and less locally. it's really a shame because you're adding a couple of weeks of lead time where you have to pick the fruits less mature than you would up here in order to get it to the market or into one of our operations. >> mr. president -- >> the senator from california. >> reporter: as congress considers a comprehensive immigration reform package, senator dianne feinstein is pushing to make sure the needs of farmers are met. in a statement she says, these
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reforms must also address the issue of undocumented labor currently in american agriculture as well as reform of the broken h2a visa program to ensure farmers have legal means to hire workers for planting and harvesting when local workers cannot be found. >> it seems like the local restaurant hotels, construction, were all find fighting over the same labor pool which is getting smaller. >> reporter: perhaps no sector of the farming industry has more at stake than strawberries. a spokesman for the california strawberry commission says there are few mechanical options for picking strawberries. so it is a very labor-intensive process. george has just one message for washington. >> please help us. >> reporter: now, unthat proposal in the senate, farm workers would be on a faster track to citizenship because they play an important role in the health and safety of the u.s. food supply. but what the prospects of that legislation are in the house, that is unknown